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[ laughter ] >> don't worry. i'll carry this chat. here's the deal. she gets a perfect score. a lot of people don't get a perfect score, and she's the one going home. it doesn't make any sense. do you smell a conspiracy theory? >> after "showgirls" there was nowhere to go but down. so elizabeth will be all right. >> well, there was "show girls." >> how she won the oscar for that i'll never know. today's date is super special. 11-12-13. for so many reasons. that is coming up in "the mix." if you are craving noodles, especially at this hour, we have a treat for you. we are rolling out something tasty from the insomniac kitchen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'll always love noodles >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by delsym. kitchen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'll always love noodles
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a new report is raising red flags over pg-13 rated movies like "transformers." >> the report says pg-13 movies
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are more violent than r-rated movies were back in the '80s, and that is leaving parents more confused than ever. abc's david wright has the story. >> reporter: shoot 'em up blockbusters like the first of the "die hard" movies or the original "terminator" used to be rated r. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: but their modern day sequels -- pg-13 -- even though you now get more bang for the buck. researchers at the university of pennsylvania looked at the top-grossing movies of the past 60 years from "cinderella." >> did you ever see such a beautiful dress? >> reporter: to the "hunger games," watching in particular for the level of gun violence. >> our conclusion is the rate of gun violence in rated pg-13 category has gone up three times since it started. >> reporter: in 1985, the average pg-13 movie had less than one shooting per hour. in 2012, nearly three shootings per hour. sex and swearing will still earn
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an r rating, but gun violence more likely to be rated pg-13. >> a top grossing r-rated film today will have less gun violence than a top earning pg-13 movie today. >> reporter: the motion picture industry declined comment. and others suggested that hollywood is feeding a culture of violence. gun violence may have increased but in real life violent crime is at an all-time low. david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> according to the study, the violence in pg-13 is up but the same is not true for r, pg or g rated. so no connection with the bloodshed in the cartoons, which is reassuring. >> thank goodness for that. the sex and swearing, i can understand why that would be the r-rated category. why not the violence? why is violence able to slip
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through? >> i never understood the barometer and some people complain about the ratings. >> especially for filmmakers, it doesn't make sense and even for parents the consumer doesn't understand if i am sending my kid to a pg-13 there's no sex scenes, but full of shoot 'em up violence, i don't want my kids seeing that either. >> just stick with the x movies. coming up next, the insomniac kitchen. when the midnight munchies kick in, there's nothing more comfortable to reach for than good old carbs. so we're making noodles next. in the next half-hour, forget the coffee break. let's take a nap. meet the boss that encourages it. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. nap. meet the boss that encourages
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this is your computer. let's go on the internet. let's go. ok. she's going to love me all over again now. jamaica, here you come! here we go. ha ha! good job. all right. ♪ i'll always love noodles almost as good as whitney's version.
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man. >> who doesn't love noodles and what is better than a bowl of noodles in the middle of the night? there's nothing better. >> you are so nasty. amanda van allen met an expert noodle maker for this edition of "insomniac kitchen." >> reporter: hey insomniacs, we're here at tao's new location where their asian cuisine matches the atmosphere. ♪ welcome back, insomniacs. we have a great treat for you today. as you can see over here, we are rolling noodles at tao in their brand new location in the meat packing district. so you have a specialty here. >> yes, we do. the chicken chow mein with
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handful of noodles. -- hand-pulled noodles. he was a hand-pulled noodle specialist and hand-pull ed noodles. this is what we use for the chicken chow mein. >> can i touch it? >> absolutely. >> oh, my goodness. >> he pulls, stretches and hangs it until it gets thinner and thinner strands. >> oh, yeah. put some more, pull stretch and bounce and slap it on the table. this is the worst noodle ever in the history of pulled noodles. so, yeah. this pot looks really hot. seems like it all cooks pretty quickly. >> very quick. very quick. >> those are finished already. >> finished already. make sure there's no water. >> we add the noodles over
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there. everything gets mixed up in it. don't burn yourself. >> not today anyway. >> reporter: so of course, my favorite part of the whole -- >> is eating, right? >> reporter: always is eating. >> ladies first. >> reporter: thank you. really excited to see. >> hard work, right? excellent, excellent job. not bad, you did a good job. >> reporter: i worked really hard. >> you did. we will give you a christmas bonus. ♪ >> this is what i really miss about being back on the overnight show, the grub from tao downtown. man, this is delicious. all of this is good. >> we don't know the names of these things. >> we know it is delicious. >> i can tell you that is probably mongolian beef and it is delicious. >> chicken dish here. >> fried chicken. that's your favorite.
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all right. welcome in to "the mix." every year, there's one date that really gets everybody going. whether it is one, two three, depending on the year. two, three, four. follow me here. 2003 -- >> i'm seeing a pattern. took me a while. it happens to be 2013 and that means that the day today is one that everybody will be very excited about it. >> 11-12-13. >> november 12th, 2013. and here's the deal -- everybody wants to get married. nationwide an estimated 3,000 brides are getting married today. that is a 722% increase from november 12th of 2012 because that wasn't so exciting. people want to be able to tell their grandkids that is the day they got married.
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they like it as an anniversary. it is also global kindness day. >> is it because it is a special date, is that why it is an international time -- >> yeah. >> i have done my act. i showed up. check. i'm done early. >> you have been kind to your fellow human. >> indeed. >> you look wonderful tonight. >> check. >> we're done here. and get this -- in china they have a singles day. it was yesterday. it was monday. basically saying, "hey, you don't have anything going on in your sex life, come and shop." it is like retail therapy. it is huge there. in the first six hours, customers spent 1.6 billion on china's biggest on-line trading platform and 8 billion by the end of the day which compares to 2.3 billion on our cybermonday here in network -- in america. so folks in china who are single are shelling out bucks. >> that's incredible. >> singles day. >> where the singles are treated nicely. >> single and ready to mingle. so we now have the official list that is out of the top 20 words used in 2013.
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this is by the global language monitor. we are talking about words that were used on the web and the number -- i don't know if they can be words. really. the number one word is 404. >> what is that. >> reference as a technical glitch on the web. >> yeah, i get it. >> technical error. the second most used word is "fail." that makes sense. kind of transferred from twitter to everything else. >> right. >> surveillance drone deficit rounding out the top five. >> yeah. in the news business we recognize those words. >> really do. >> all of that. how about puppy. i wonder where puppy ranked. >> i love this time of the year. had to get to this story here. there is a church, the illinois christian science church, they have discovered from the air it does take on a distinct shape. so now -- a spokesman is now coming out to say i didn't like this design to begin. i will leave it to you what it looks like. considering the size of that thing i can tell you why so many people are hung up on it.
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this morning on "world news now," fight for life. survivors of one of the worst typhoons ever demand food, water, shelter, medicine, as the u.s. military pledges a massive show of support. under investigation. with alleged ties to terror groups, they were given government contracts using our taxpayer dollars. abc news investigates. team nightmare is what the chairman of the dolphins calls the scandal involving two of his teammates. where the investigation is headed now. no way. beyonce's refusal to audition for a high-profile, very profitable role. who's revealing the bombshell coming up in "the skinny." this tuesday, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> any reason to show beyonce. >> welcome. >> makes me happy to be here. >> welcome back to our one an only rob. boy have we missed you. had have you been up to? -- what have you been up to? >> weekend work with gma, david muir some and the world series. that was great. i'm hanging around doing my thing. >> you survived out of boston. >> those people were partying hard. i was jealous. >> you know you partied a little bit. little bit? >> i'm not going to comment on that but it was good. also good to be here and see the old gang. >> we love having you back. >> i have been back like 40 times since i left. but it is good to be back. >> checking on your baby. >> making sure my boo and little peanut is doing all right. >> it is a joke, guys. just a joke. >> happily married. not my kid. >> yet. >> playing. serious news to get to this tuesday morning. a desperate scene is playing out in the hard-hit area of the philippines. thousands of survivors swarmed
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the airport in tacloban simply trying to get out. >> a few hundred people made it aboard arriving c-130s. more than 3,000 people have been camping out waiting. our coverage begins with gloria riveria in tacloban. >> reporter: we joined the chopper heading to the devastation. home after home shattered. families now living in rubble without food or water. relief cannot come fast enough. this is why. new images of the monster up close. american storm chaser jim eds witnessed the moment of impact firsthand as it crashed ashore. at one point, jumping in to a swimming pool to dodge the deadly wind. hurtling debris flew the air. others clung to their roof. rescued families floated on mattresses. waves smacked the coast as a wall of water pushed inland, reaching 20 feet high. obliterating every structure in
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its path and launching these tanker ships into the town. the city of tacloban in the bull's eye. estimates with the death toll at 10,000. an 18-year-old american simon kuzman was there with a local host family. >> apparently like 50 little kids got swept away. it's just horrible. >> reporter: there's little here to help these survivors. people taking what is left in this now-leveled supermarket, hoping it's enough. fears of what is coming next is on every face. we're told there used to be a road through what is now that destruction zone. now the concern is the smell of gas in the air. that's from vehicles like this one on their side or upside down. you see these everywhere. we made our way through the shattered streets to the airport. this was the airport before. this is it now. gloria riveria, abc news, tacloban. >> like a wasteland, like a bomb went off. incredible the images coming out of there. you can imagine this is the
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beginning of years' long recovery. >> the u.s. allocated $20 million in assistance, but every little bit counts. if you want to help, go to our website. there's plenty of places you can send money to. if you want to send it to the philippines' red cross, they have resources there or unicef to help the children and their families, you can send money there. do any little bit you can. the images are so heart breaking. you almost want to reach through the screen to see how you can help. >> amazing how little they have. >> i remember being at this desk live on tv a couple of years ago when we saw the first images of the tsunami in japan and realized what an awful tragedy it was and we haven't seen images like those since. it is a complete loss, and death toll unknown, unthinkable. >> the same images because we can't get to the most remote areas. that is coming and will be just as sad. >> keep it here as we continue to cover this disaster. for details on relief charities
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visit abcnews.com, and of course look for updates from the storm zone both on "america this morning" and coming up later this morning on gma. federal officials arrested a north carolina man for trying to join an al qaeda-linked group in syria. court documents claim that basit javed sheikh posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his interest in fighting with jihadi militants against syria's regime. he was arrested at the airport as he departed for lebanon. he faces 15 years behind bars if convicted. lawyers are meeting for a status conference. attorneys for the american civil liberties union tried to argue the boston bombing suspect was being treated unfairly in jail. a judge threw out that argument. so the aclu will not be allowed to attend today's hearing. now we turn to the troubling results of an abc news investigation. u.s. government contracts awarded to companies with alleged ties to terror groups. the very same groups that target our troops. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross.
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>> reporter: with americans still being attacked every week in afghanistan. >> ied, ied! >> reporter: the u.s. government has worked hard to find out who has paid for the continued and deadly insurgent strikes. only to discover that among those connected to the terrorists were companies also working as contractors for the u.s. government. according to these two lists, produced by the military and the commerce department. u.s. officials say the companies have already received about $150 million in u.s. taxpayer money over the years. >> it's like the united states government subsidizing the taliban, al qaeda, the haqqani network. those groups trying to shoot and kill our soldiers. >> reporter: among them a road construction company that the u.s. says is partly owned by a leader of the haqqani network. blamed for an attack on the u.s. embassy two years ago that killed 16 people. the company denies any ties to terrorists.
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sensitive military documents obtained by abc news claim the profit, approximately $1 million to $2 million a month, flowed the haqqani network to finance its activities. >> i'm an old-time prosecutor and my hair stood on end. >> reporter: an abc news investigation found that despite pleas from commanders in the field, along with congress and the inspector general, pentagon lawyers have refused to formally block those companies from receiving u.s. contracts. >> the reason they have given us is that it's not fair to these contractors that the evidence that we presented -- this is the evidence collected by the united states government, is classified. >> reporter: the pentagon cancelled a scheduled interview with us on the subject. so we went to ft. belvoir, the military office that deals with the issue. brian ross with abc news. where a top official said it was a question of due process and using classified information that the contractors cannot see.
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>> well, there are certain regulations have to be followed, due process regulations. >> reporter: even with groups connected to terrorism? >> well, that gets into dockets i cannot discuss. in fact, i'm not allowed to talk to you unless i have the permission of the department of the army. so i'd have to end this interview at this time. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, the u.s. army says it has extensive vetting procedures and most of the companies on that list did not receive army contracts. most, they say, a far cry from all. brian ross, abc news, new york. some adventurous driving to show you now starting in china. a woman apparently missed her exit and did what every smart driver would do, she put it in reverse and slowly drove backwards in the wrong direction. she did that for a mile, most of it not even on the shoulder. possibly the world's worst driver. what do you think? >> yeah.
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>> loss of words here. >> yeah. >> at least she was driving slowly. >> real careful. good for her. >> and then this. from an already snowy part of russia. cars all over the place on the ice-covered stretch of road. we're told this happens there every year. many drivers caught unprepared. most not even having snow tires on yet. i think it is time to become prepared if it happens every year. >> there they go. >> yes. all right. moving on from today's world commuter news, a lot of drivers back here in the u.s. ought to be thinking of snow tires about now, too. an arctic blast is blowing from the dakotas to western new york state. and in many places like these pictures from southern minnesota it is delivering snow. this morning in minnesota could be the coldest there since last march and frost warnings are posted as far south as north cadillac. >> is that a little minnesota accent? >> minnesota. i don't do it really well. >> that's right. >> wasn't my best impression. >> that's okay. >> that's the morning's big weather headline.
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a chilly start to the day for a big stretch of the eastern u.s. a few inches of the white stuff could accumulate in michigan all the way across to buffalo. rain and snow kentucky to north carolina. showers in south florida and also in the pacific northwest. >> l.a. will be at 74 today. 92 phoenix. dallas 49. 44 memphis. chicago 34. washington, d.c., 43. >> old man winter is beginning to wake up a little bit. >> he is starting to blow. >> like a 25-degree drop by the time we leave the studio it will be 25 degrees. it is 50 right now. >> did you bring your big coat? >> i did. >> you are good at easy math. >> i was a math major. here's an incredible story for you. a rabbi and his wife bought a desk on craigslist and it cost less than 200 bucks. >> they had to take it apart because it didn't fit through the door. while doing that, they found a bag containing 98,000 bucks behind the drawers. turns out the money was the inheritance of the original owner of the desk. she forgot where she hid the
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cash. the couple called her and said the most important thing in life is to be honest. i hate when i misplace my $98,000. it happens all the time. >> get upset if i lose two quarters in my pocket. i'm like, man, come on. >> how does this happen to someone? >> no word if they gave a reward -- a little piece of the $98,000. you can imagine they probably said thank you so much. here's a buck or two. i hope. >> if you are misplacing $98,000 you think you have a little bit to -- >> people don't trust banks anymore these days. people tuck it in drawers, under mattresses. seems unsafe. >> write on your hand where you put it before you sell the desk, right? >> luckily there are honest people in the world because i would have been -- >> on a shopping spree. $98,000. >> just kiddin'. coming up next, the dance floor surprise. a perfect score, a perfect
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score. even still, it was not good enough on "dancing with the stars." and what would your boss say if you just nodded off there at work? napping is allowed and encouraged in this office. you are watching "world news now." i'm so tired ♪ ♪ i don't know what to do ♪ i'm so tired >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ i'm so tired >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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engulfed his team "couldn't have been a worse nightmare." steven ross talked about the situation before last night's game. he said he's appalled by martin's allegation and he's been in touch with martin by text message. that will change tomorrow when they meet in person. >> i'm really looking forward to meeting with jonathan martin and give me a better understanding of the situation. >> reporter: he strongly endorsed the dolphin's coach joe philbin, but at the same time he did not have good things to say about the team's manager, jeff ireland. ross also said he formed an advisory group, which will review the team's conduct and make recommendations on areas that can be improved. >> this story has a lot of traction. it is fascinating. i think -- i'm not defending some of the things incognito, but particularly the racial elements but i know how i talk my guy friends and we get --
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moron. i'm cleaning up for tv. guys communicate differently. i wonder what was the final threshold for martin to say this is a -- i have to get out of here. what was the final straw? what made it that bad? >> right. my question is so much of this has been happening in the locker room for generations in the world of football and now we are hearing about the bullying and asking questions how to correct bullies among adults. i don't know that it needs to be addressed from the upper management. i feel like all adults we should know how to behave. >> in a perfect world and we don't live in one. coming up next, the pop stars that want to sing you and your kids to sleep. >> "the skinny" coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. your kids to sleep. >> "the skinny" coming up next. wow. college already.
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome in to "the skinny," everybody. >> welcome in to "the skinny," everybody. we start with some interesting -- >> we start with diana's amnesia. "dancing with the stars," always bring you the latest breaking updates. we want you to be sure you are plugging your ears if you don't want to find out who went home because it is a surprise, elizabeth berkley. one of the top scorers of the entire show was sent home yesterday and that leaves behind bill engvall, who hasn't been getting great score.
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he had the lowest scoring night, and he still is there. and leah remini didn't have a great night, and she is still there. jack osbourne landed two tens and was able to stay. amber riley, of course she's been a front-runner, staying, as well. and was staying and corbin bleu another front-runner staying. elizabeth berkeley is a front runner and the fact she is going home has surprised many many, but this has ban season of many surprises. where all of the good ones are going home early and the bad ones on the dance floor seem to be staying. >> she will always have a career in vegas. elizabeth will be okay. oh, take a listen. >> i'm so grateful for this whole, whole journey. i was surprised not in an entitled way. like oh, i should be -- i was just looking forward to the joy of next week. i have an amazing partner and we will be friends a long time and do something creative together soon. it will be exciting but i'm going to miss this. ♪ yakty yak don't talk back ♪ you just put on your cloak and hat ♪ >> there you have it. >> going to miss it. >> that's great.
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moving on. beyonce, interesting news out about her. remember the movie back in 2009, "the princess and the frog" first time disney cast a black protagonist, a princess. beyonce wanted the role but refused to audition for it. that's according to a new autobiography from a casting director. alicia keys, tyra banks, jennifer hudson came in and auditioned for it and did whatever they had to do. beyonce said i'm not going to audition. eventually the role went to the woman who starred as beyonce a few years ago. queen bee getting a little diva-ish. >> she is a diva and that's okay. pop songs are the choice of kid at bedtime. out of half of the 2,000 parents polled, they admit their kids prefer to sing along to the likes of bruno mars, rihanna and adele opposed to the lullabies like "rock a bye baby" and "twinkle twinkle little star" there you have it. kids like a rihanna. >> i get why.
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>> they don't like "puff the magic dragon" as much. >> try ozzy osbourne next. and "twinkle twinkle little star" there you have it. kids like a rihanna. >> i get why. >> they don't like "puff the magic dragon" as much. >> try ozzy osbourne next.
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some just relax and others power nap. >> i'm a napper. that's one of the first things i did when i started working here. sweet, i can take power naps. >> we walk by and somebody is sleeping on the bean bag chair. one of those things you point over, don't wake them up and laugh about it. >> reporter: this business brings in 200 different startup companies together under one roof. >> creative people work better when they are well rested and in a relaxed, comfortable environment. >> reporter: doctors say recent research proved the value of the 10 to 20-minute power nap on the job. >> it shows productivity has improved after their nap time period. they can actually remember things well. they can process things well. so they are kind of -- that makes your productivity go up. >> reporter: they say it stems from our biological clock, which
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dips twice a day. she says most people recognize the dip that occurs about 16 hours after they wake up. that's when it is time to go back to bed for the night. she says the first dip occurs six to eight hours before that. usually the time many of us are at work. those at the capital factory don't profess to know the science behind the effectiveness of power naps, they just know whether it is astronaut-type recliners or bean bag beds they are grateful their work environment encourages power napping. in downtown austin, night beat. >> quick pointers, they say sleep after lunch. between 1:00 and 3:00 is the best time, and before you go to sleep, avoid caffeine, sugar and carbs. just a few hints for those deciding to knock back at work. >> and practical tips also. this is my favorite. make sure it's allowed at work. >> you will be well rested on the unemployment line.
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good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson in fohn rob nelson in for john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines now. water, food, medicine and shelter are the top needs in the central philippine storm zone. "the uss george washington is on the way," but it's still two days away. a man charged with attempting to contact al qaeda. he's alleged to have communicated his plans to an fbi informant on facebook. and in his first comments about the case, miami dolphins' owner, steven ross, says that he's appalled by the bullying allegations made bay lineman jonathan martin. they'll discuss the case when they meet in tornado tomorrow. despite a perfect score,
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elizabeth berkeley and her partner are the latest couple to be eliminated on abc's "dancing with the stars." there are just five couples left at this point. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, november 12th. some of you asked yesterday why we do this jog from over there. if she has her purse, that will actually be the mike and iab to talk -- >> these are my new umbilical cords. carry it everywhere i go. >> very complicated pregnancy. kid's a techie, though. going to be good. >> i don't know what's going on around here if i don't have my purse near me. if you're not around, i need to keep an eye on my stuff at all times. >> i will take your stuff. i'm not above it. good to see you as always. >> always great to have you back. we're excited even though it's
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just one night. you're gone tomorrow. >> i'm quit, i'm out. >> then you quit. that's your reputation here, we all know. that's okay, though. we still love you. >> love you back. >> want you back every time we can. >> good to be back, good to see you early this tuesday morning. we begin with a moderate earthquake hitting the philippines. as if the nation needed another reminder of mother nature's power. no extensive damage reported yet. >> that's right. in the storm zone, there's an urgent need for food, water, medicine. the aircraft carrier "uss george washington" is rushing to the region but is still two days away. more with gloria rivera. >> reporter: typhoon haiyan wreaked havoc in the province. the damage severe. this is why -- new images of the monster up close. waves smacked the coast as a wall of water pushed inland, reaching 20 feet high.
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obliterating every structure in its path and launching tanker ships into the town. the challenge now, getting to these who need help the most. >> we're so very hungry and thirsty. >> reporter: we joined the all-out race, soaring in a chopper. below us, devastation. home after home shattered. families now living in rubble without food or water. locals fled to the airport, desperate to escape. the military giving parents with the youngest victims priority. an 18-year-old american, simon kuzman, from colorado, was there with a local host family. >> truckloads of dead bodies. we were talking to a friend that lives in the neighborhood next door. and yeah, apparently like 50 little kids got swept away. just horrible. >> reporter: throngs of survivors desperately wait at the gates for more food and water. gloria rivera, abc news, tcu . n
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in pittsburgh, medical supplies previously tagged for shipments to the philippines before the typhoon hit have taken on a new urgency. many of the volunteer doctors here have close ties with the storm area and are planning a trip as soon as possible. in san francisco, volunteers from the filipino community center spent all afternoon asking for donations. they have a network of organizations in the philippines will babl cf1 p is needed mos. there are about three million filipinoicns living here in the u.s. >> what makes it so incredibly frustrating for people trying even all the collections that tey together, once i land in the philipinesre a people re from where the ecau3 repo the deatoll one officsaid as many as 10,000 feared dead
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recovered.& wo the next few days just unimaginable, heartbreaking devastation. sending a lot of prayers to those families overseas for sure. find any way that you can help. every moment and every dollar counts. >> absolutely. weather headline is an arctic blast sweeping down across a wide swath of the nation. it's already coating areas with ice and snow triggering a pre-thanksgiving weather-proofing scramble. >> reporter: roads are covered with ice and snow. from the great lakes to pennsylvania and western new york. lake-effec a wide it's time to . >> just a little bit of snow and we saw quite a bit of salt and a bunch of snow shovels. >> reporter: alan welk of
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northwest indiana is shifting >> reporter: alan welk of northwest indiana is shifting ears now fro la to snow p inches. got our clien lined up, trucks hookedup, all the plows hooked up. repin le snow predictions yet, overpasses.o every year just to get our people back in the routine of knowing what their salt equipment is doing and how to use them. >> reporter: even as far south as north carolina where there are frost warnings, so many people are ordering wood for their fireplaces, some companies can barely keep up with the demand. employees are working ten-hour days. >> got the splitter, the boss is pulling more trees now. it seems to be a high demand because i guess everybody thinks we're going to have a really bad winter. >> for many parts of the country, it's feeling more like january or february, not november. >> brought the big coat this morning. the big coat. our coverage continues now. accu-weather meteorologist jim dicky standing by. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and diana. an arctic air mass is surging into the north and east. temperature falling. as a result, we're seeing snow, as well. especially across the lakes. the lower highlands of pennsylvania, down the spine of
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the appalachians. we could see snowflakes through the early morning hours from the i-95 corridor. won't stick to the roads, but the grassy surfaces could pick up a quick coating before that ends. the true story is the temperatures. truly cold. 3 at bismarck, 10 here before the sun rises, 11 in japan. cold across the northeast, too. many spots in the 20s with many spots struggling to get out of the 30s today. that cold air moves it the southeast. widespread freezing temperatures expected into the overnight. that freezing line all the way to the florida panhandle. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. in other news this morning, the white house is set to release enrollment figures from the online health care marketplace this week. the numbers are not looking good. one report finds that fewer than 50,000 people have signed up to date. that is just 3% of the seven million people expected to enroll by the end of next year. the administration has estimated ten times that number, 500,000, would have signed up in october alone. toronto city council is
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expected to vote on a motion this week calling for mayor rob ford to step aside. ford remains defiant. he told reporters let's get it on when asked about the motion. he acknowledged he smoked crack, claiming he did it in a drunken stupor -- please don't. >> sorry. this story kills me. >> however, the city council has no legal way to force the mayor out of office unless he is convicted of a crime. smoking crack and being in a drunken stupor are not crimes. and here's a crash to show you because it's hard to believe. the video just released to a british newspaper. a power boat racer cheating death. traveling 130 miles per hour. the boat gets airborne, somersaults 1.5 times before landing top side down. there it is. the driver, by the way, just fine. pulled out moments after the wreck and suffered stiffness. nothing else. >> lucky, lucky. look at that. man. >> upside down. he's okay. >> we'll stick with that theme, shall we?
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a dramatic end to a high-speed police chase near saginaw, michigan. a driver tried to ditch his car on an overpass and get away on foot. he jumped over a guardrail. and a state trooper who tried to grab him fell over, too. both plunging 25 feet to a grassy area below. amazingly, both men survived that fall. >> you don't know what's going to happen. happens so quick, as you see in the video. it's within seconds this incident occurred. and so not a lot of time to think it through, whatever. just more reactionary in nature. >> the trooper is already out of the hospital after injuring his back. the suspect, he has a broken leg and is in jail on a probation violation. ooh. >> wow. real inspiration in this next story, and it is why it's our "favorite story of the day." it's about a kid named tyler bane who suffered a severe spinal cord injury when he was only 3 years old. >> tyler is 13 and the manager of a junior high football team. the coach challenged him early
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in the stone walk before the season end -- in the season to walk before the season ended. >> that's exactly what he did. on the field, walking for the first time in a decade. there he is. afterwards he said he felt ecstatic, awesome, proud, and like nothing can hold him back. great going for him. keep it up. that is pretty incredible. >> one of his duties was to fire up the team before they took the field. i think that -- he'll never top that, right? >> nailed it. >> inspired. love to see that. keep on walking, tyler. coming up, it sounds like an act of love. a minister officiating at his son's wedding. but this pastor could lose his job because of what he did. also ahead, family living that resembles a zoo. see what happens when lions and other wild animals are treated lake pets. >> is that good? and a win/win situation for online holiday shoppers. what amazon and the postal service are doing to make money and the find loyal customers. you're watching "world news now." ♪
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massachusetts in 2007. shafer says he hopes his case will be the beginning of change for his church. now to a stunning revelation from one of our own. abc news correspondent amy robach has announced she has breast cancer. amy was diagnosed after getting a mammogram live on "good morning america" six weeks ago. she did the test on the air in a mobile clinic for breast cancer awareness month. at 40 years old, it was her first mammogram, one she had been putting off for a year. >> the whole reason i walked in the van was to raise awareness for people to get mammograms. and little did i know that i would be a walking example of having a mammogram to save my life. you are a walking example -- >> reporter: she plans to have a double mastectomy. as you can see, she broke the news alongside robin roberts, a breast cancer survivor herself. two strong women. >> it is a battle for untold number of women around the world and to do it on tv is brave. >> it is hard. >> the thing that struck me on
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"gma" yesterday was, amy said she put it off. she didn't want to have it. didn't want to do it period let alone on tv and she did on the gma episode where the network went pink for breast cancer awareness. but had she not done it, it could have been worse. it is a miracle she agreed and got it done. but a the -- because the results came back and it is detected early her chances are good. it did save her life and hopefully she will inspire others because of a scare to do it. >> couple more things. for years the doctors said don't get a mammogram, women don't need a mammogram until they are 50. now they are drawing back on that saying it is not that bad. she an example of a person that needed to get it earlier. she has no family history. she eats well, exercises, in tiptop shape. no reason to send her for a mammogram at 40 if they were asking women to wait until they were 50. the fact she got it done is amazing, and she said she talked
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to robin roberts and she said if it saves one life it is worth it. she never knew it would be her own. >> sending thoughts and prayers to amy. would you share your home with a lion? >> hell no. this couple is part of a growing movement to keep wild animals. pets and critics, not surprisingly, are sounding an alarm. and tomorrow call her auntie claus. the aunt barbara of tupperware fame drops in on the "world news now" set showing sleigh full of
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captivated humanity since day one. >> but it is afar is one thing but bringing it in to your home is a little different. >> it's an issue that is sparking controversy at home and abroad. we are "up all nightline" with alex marquardt. >> hello! >> this 10-month-old is on the loose and hungry, very hungry. 130 pounds of muscle and razor sharp teeth, she makes a beeline for the house. hops right up on the counter. >> she knows this house. it's hers. >> reporter: she acts like an overgrown house cat which is basically what she is. she was raised by this couple right here in this kitchen. [ growling ] >> reporter: even as the lioness growls and bares her teeth, she doesn't show a bit of hesitation or fear. >> if she wanted to she could overpower any of us. >> she is very strong. >> they say she and her other seven lion siblings aren't pets but more like her children that she's raised since birth.
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the farm is a 20-minute drive down a dusty and bumpy road. predator park. it's immediately clear this is no ordinary home in rural south africa. there are eight times more lions in captivity in south africa -- whoa -- >> reporter: than in the wild. animal tourism is a huge business and guest farms like this one have sprung up all over the place. many conservation experts say the farms are focused on making money off the animals that fuels the breeding for more animal for captivity. >> big cats kept like pets cannot be returned to the wild. >> reporter: and potential danger. last weekend, a long-time staffer at a oregon wildlife sanctuary was mauled to death by one of the animals. anell doesn't let her guests in with the adult lions but insists hers would never turn on her. you are comfortable with these lions. you are showing no fear. they are roaring two feet away from me.
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>> they won't hurt me. >> they won't hurt you? >> no. i raised them. >> i it's dangerous to think there is no danger. i think it is easy to think that when they are little and they cuddle. and they rely on the person to be their surrogate mother but that will change. they become adults in real life. they don't stay with the mother forever. adult on their own, so that inevitably sets up a situation where there's real danger and real harm. >> she has hopes to grow her farm. bringing in more lions, as well as other cats. for now, her focus is caring for the cats she has and raiding the next generation. -- raising the next generation. for "nightline," i'm alex marquardt in south africa. >> aren't you -- >> i don't think that's -- >> i'm fresh out of comments. >> hey. >> that would never -- that would never happen in life. no. >> tell me all the sweet nothings you were whispering to that lion's ear. >> certain things i don't do, no. >> you are looking fine tonight. that's what you were saying. i saw them eyes.
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♪ it was just a few months ago we were on the brink of losing saturday mail delivery. >> that's right. now the world's largest internet retailer has struck a deal with the postal service to deliver our packages on sundays. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: say good-bye to the
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doorbuster, the pushing, the shoving, the crowds. that's the message from amazon striking a deal with the u.s. postal service to offer sunday delivery for the first time. it starts this week in new york and los angeles, and will expand next year. it's all about convincing shoppers that buying on-line can be just as speedy as going to the store. >> i think it's really simple. when you see amazon delivering a package on a sunday, it shows it is sweating. it is feeling the pressure from the brick and mortar retailers and fighting back somehow. >> and the big chains are starting earlier than ever this year. >> don't let the holidays sneak up on you. >> reporter: toys 'r' us announcing it will join macy's, target and wal-mart opening their doors on thanksgiving day. 80% of us buy presents in stores, but on-line holiday shopping was up nearly 10% last year and it's expected to grow by 13% this year. >> i will be doing all of our
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holiday shopping on-line. >> it's going to be so much easier to shop on-line, with free shipping, discount codes. they never close. >> working full time with two kids, it gets really difficult to get to the store. >> if i can find what i want on-line and find free shipping it's a win-win. >> reporter: experts say all of the competition means one thing. >> you should never pay full price for anything ever again. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> this will help the post office compete against fedex and u.p.s. they need the money. they are struggling. why would anyone fight crazy folks on black friday at the mall or best buy when you can sit in front of the safety of your computer and get it done. >> i think this is the biggest difference between men and women. i feel like my husband is the same way. if i can get it done on-line why not? i like to touch and feel things and be around people and like the smell of the christmas trees in macy's when i walk in. >> that's dumbest thing i ever heard in my life. and be around people and like the smell of the christmas trees in macy's when i walk in. >> dumbest thing i ever heard in my life.
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this morning on "world news now," desperate scene. survivors of the powerful typhoon in the philippines demand the basics as help finally starts to arrive. >> we're so very hungry and thirsty. that's why we are here. >> while other survivors plead for a flight out of the disaster zone. special salute. the president pays tribute to one of the oldest living veterans while there are new concerns for unemployment for them. and family films rated pg-13. a respected group of doctors say the movies are too violent for kids. >> our conclusion is the rate of gun violence in the pg-13 category has gone up three times since it first started. >> rethinking your kids' movie habits. it's tuesday, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news this
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is "world news now." >> "world news now" with you and me. >> here we are again. another one-night stand. we can't get enough of each other. >> i know. i'm always so excited to see you. and they always treat me. bringing you back. i know you don't love it but i do. >> i have said many times i do not miss the hours but i miss the staff and fun of the show. it is cool to be back. i enjoy it. i think i will be back, as of now, thanksgiving morning and black friday morning, which is appropriate. i think. as of now. >> i eat a lot is what you're saying. >> that's exactly what i'm saying. >> let's get started. more u.s. help heading now to the philippines. the "uss george washington" air carrier and the rest of the strike group is expected to arrive in
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two days. >> but the needs are so vast and the destruction so complete and now the hardest hit areas are facing another challenge. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: communities flattened. half a million people left homeless living among debris and the remains of some of the presumed thousands of people who were killed in super typhoon haiyan. >> truckloads of dead bodies, like hundreds. >> reporter: just when people in the philippines thought things couldn't get worse, they are now bracing for a tropical depression, expected to bring more heavy rain to the hardest-hit areas. help is on the way, but for many not fast enough. donations are being collected across the u.s. and in the philippines, the u.n., red cross and u.s. marines are among those working to get necessities to victims who are in such desperate need for food, water and shelter. >> we're so very hungry and thirsty. >> reporter: victims gathering at the battered airport in the town of tacloban. a hub of aid and rescue efforts where despite the shortage of supplies and
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medicine, doctors are operating a makeshift hospital trying to save the injured. [ screams ] >> reporter: the survivors whose hope is too quickly fading. >> he needs dialysis. he's been off now two days. he's in critical condition. so if the world's out there, send help. because these people need it. >> reporter: the u.s. is has now pledged $20 million in immediate aid for the philippines. half of that money for food. the other $10 million for emergency supplies. rob and diana? >> thank you, appreciate that. abc's terry moran is in manila where much of the american aid is being organized to be shipped to the disaster zone. >> reporter: this place is going to be one of the main staging areas for the massive relief effort underway so desperately needed. take a look at this photo from the disaster zone. children holding up signs, pleading, begging for food, water, shelter, help of any kind.
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right here and now it is the u.s. marines doing heavy lifting. they have five giant kc-130 cargo aircraft like this one behind me and 215 marines in the initial deployment ferrying all kinds of supplies, forklifts, generators, water, medical supplies, food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, as well, to fight the looming public health crisis that faces this country and usaid has pledged $20 million initially for aid. the united nations sending out a flash appeal for help. they are just getting ramped up here. but they understand every hour counts. >> every hour indeed. understatement. >> my gosh. >> stay with abc news as we cover the pleas for help after this disaster. look for updates on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." you can find out how to support the relief efforts going on. we have complete information for you at abcnews.com. >> here's the thing.
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all of the people who have survived this thing are now walking around. everything is completely devastated. there are corpses in the street, which is something that we hear people say but it is unimaginable to have to live through this. the good news, if you can call it good news, there are doctors saying that corpses will not create an epidemic. it's not like the people who are living are going to get sick from the people who are dead. it's horrible to see and difficult to live around but at least the people who are alive, if they can stay out of harm's way at this point -- there is another storm barrelling toward them -- if they can get the food and supplies they need they will be okay. >> this is so reminiscent of what we saw in 2004 when they had that system that hit sri lanka and thailand. more than 200,000 people died in that. and we saw what happened in japan a few years ago when the -- the tsunami. we see it every couple of years. unspeakable devastation. go to our website and find a way to help. every hour and dollar counts.
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>> at this point, absolutely. moving on to this. new this morning, a north carolina man has been charged with attempting to help an al qaeda affiliated group in syria. basit javed sheikh is alleged to have posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his interest in supporting jihadi militants in syria. he was arrested at an airport headed to lebanon. he could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. the son of a senator in oklahoma has been killed in a plane crash. dr. perry inhof, the orthopedic surgeon was piloting the aircraft. most of the plane was destroyed by a fire after the crash. investigators have not been able to determine a cause of the crash. air travelers in europe will be able to take liquids on board with them. london's heathrow airport is already installing these machines. you see it right there. what they do is send a signal through the liquid that can reflect, well, what it is. the european union will allow some liquids and gels in january.
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in the u.s. tsa officials are looking at options but do not expect to lift the liquids ban anytime soon. it was a day of honor for millions of men and women who put their lives on the line for this country. in addition to those who have come and gone, the focus was on making sure today's veterans are well taken care of once on american soil. more now from karen travers. >> reporter: across the nation, americans mark veterans day with festive parades and solemn remembrances. at arlington national cemetery, president obama honored the men and women who served. >> we join as one people to honor a debt we can never fully repay. >> reporter: the president gave recognition to richard overton, who at age 107 is one of the nation's oldest vets. nation's oldest vet. >> he was at pearl harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. he was there at okinawa and iwo jima and said, "i only got out of there by the grace of god."
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[ applause ] >> reporter: as veterans are recognized for their service, there is a battle many are fighting at home. the unemployment rate for those who served in the wars in iraq and afghanistan is 10%, much higher than the average in. stepping up are some of the nation's most well-known companies, walmart, boeing and starbucks. the seattle-based coffee giant announced last week it plans to hire 10,000 military veterans and active duty spouses over the next five years. last week, at&t announced a similar goal. 10,000 jobs for veterans or their family members. karen travers, abc news, washington. there is something of an irony about the final in-store rental at a blockbuster video. all but a handful of franchise blockbusters have officially closed their doors. get this, the final rental was made in hawaii, about 11:00 saturday night. a few employees posed for a picture with their last
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customer. get this. his video selection, the appropriately titled "this is the end" starring seth rogen and james franco. appropriate indeed. >> here's my question. once he is done watching the video, if blockbuster is closed does he get to keep it? >> great question. >> mail it in? >> i'm upset i didn't go to my local blockbuster. >> keeping those 4 bucks. >> blockbuster may be at end but abc's "dancing with the stars" is going strong. dancing was all over it was corbin bleu and his partner in first place. they got a perfect score from the judges. >> how i miss the "dancing with the stars" updates. >> i know you have. >> when it came time to give someone the boot it was going to be elizabeth berkeley or bill evngall. despite also getting a perfect score, it was berkeley and her partner that got tossed. there were even boos, and the judges were shocked themselves. >> what is going on? >> i didn't watch. so that's a great question. [ laughter ] >> don't worry.
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i'll carry this chat. here's the deal. she gets a perfect score. a lot of people don't get a perfect score, and she's the one going home. it doesn't make any sense. do you smell a conspiracy theory? >> after "showgirls" there was nowhere to go but down. so elizabeth will be all right. >> well, there was "show girls." >> how she won the oscar for that i'll never know. today's date is super special. 11-12-13. for so many reasons. that is coming up in "the mix." if you are craving noodles, especially at this hour, we have a treat for you. we are rolling out something tasty from the insomniac kitchen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'll always love noodles >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by delsym. kitchen. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'll always love noodles
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a new report is raising red flags over pg-13 rated movies like "transformers." >> the report says pg-13 movies are more violent than r-rated movies were back in the '80s,
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and that is leaving parents more confused than ever. abc's david wright has the story. >> reporter: shoot 'em up blockbusters like the first of the "die hard" movies or the original "terminator" used to be rated r. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: but their modern day sequels -- pg-13 -- even though you now get more bang for the buck. researchers at the university of pennsylvania looked at the top-grossing movies of the past 60 years from "cinderella." >> did you ever see such a beautiful dress? >> reporter: to the "hunger games," watching in particular for the level of gun violence. >> our conclusion is the rate of gun violence in rated pg-13 category has gone up three times since it started. >> reporter: in 1985, the average pg-13 movie had less than one shooting per hour. in 2012, nearly three shootings per hour. sex and swearing will still earn
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an r rating, but gun violence more likely to be rated pg-13. >> a top grossing r-rated film today will have less gun violence than a top earning pg-13 movie today. >> reporter: the motion picture industry declined comment. and others suggested that hollywood is feeding a culture of violence. gun violence may have increased but in real life violent crime is at an all-time low. david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> according to the study, the violence in pg-13 is up but the same is not true for r, pg or g rated. so no connection with the bloodshed in the cartoons, which is reassuring. >> thank goodness for that. the sex and swearing, i can understand why that would be the r-rated category. why not the violence? why is violence able to slip through? >> i never understood the barometer and some people
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complain about the ratings. >> especially for filmmakers, it doesn't make sense and even for parents the consumer doesn't understand if i am sending my kid to a pg-13 there's no sex scenes, but full of shoot 'em up violence, i don't want my kids seeing that either. >> just stick with the x movies. coming up next, the insomniac kitchen. when the midnight munchies kick in, there's nothing more comfortable to reach for than good old carbs. so we're making noodles next. in the next half-hour, forget the coffee break. let's take a nap. meet the boss that encourages it. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. nap. nap. meet the boss that encourages waiter: here's your check. oh! you--you got it. you know, since i got rid of my car, i really enjoy walking. ok. got it? no, i'm good. announcer: getting pulled over for buzzed driving could cost you around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates.
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>> who doesn't love noodles and what is better than a bowl of noodles in the middle of the night? there's nothing better. >> you are so nasty. amanda van allen met an expert noodle maker for this edition of "insomniac kitchen." >> reporter: hey insomniacs, we're here at tao's new location where their asian cuisine matches the atmosphere. ♪ welcome back, insomniacs. we have a great treat for you today. as you can see over here, we are rolling noodles at tao in their brand new location in the meat packing district. so you have a specialty here. >> yes, we do. the chicken chow mein with hand-pulled noodles. he was a hand-pulled noodle specialist and hand-pull ed noodles. this is what we use for the chicken chow mein. >> can i touch it?
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>> absolutely. >> oh, my goodness. >> he pulls, stretches and hangs it until it gets thinner and thinner strands. >> oh, yeah. put some more, pull stretch and bounce and slap it on the table. this is the worst noodle ever in the history of pulled noodles. so, yeah. this pot looks really hot. seems like it all cooks pretty quickly. >> very quick. very quick. >> those are finished already. >> finished already. make sure there's no water. >> we add the noodles over there. everything gets mixed up in it. don't burn yourself. >> not today anyway. >> reporter: so of course, my favorite part of the whole --
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>> is eating, right? >> reporter: always is eating. >> ladies first. >> reporter: thank you. really excited to see. >> hard work, right? excellent, excellent job. not bad, you did a good job. >> reporter: i worked really hard. >> you did. we will give you a christmas bonus. ♪ >> this is what i really miss about being back on the overnight show, the grub from tao downtown. man, this is delicious. all of this is good. >> we don't know the names of these things. >> we know it is delicious. >> i can tell you that is probably mongolian beef and it is delicious. >> chicken dish here.
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>>all ri all right. all right. welcome in to "the mix." every year, there's one date that really gets everybody going. whether it is one, two three, depending on the year. two, three, four. follow me here. 2003 -- >> i'm seeing a pattern. took me a while. it happens to be 2013 and that means that the day today is one that everybody will be very excited about it. >> 11-12-13. >> november 12th, 2013. and here's the deal -- everybody wants to get married. nationwide an estimated 3,000 brides are getting married today. that is a 722% increase from november 12th of 2012 because that wasn't so exciting. people want to be able to tell their grandkids that is the day they got married. they like it as an anniversary. it is also global kindness day.
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>> is it because it is a special date, is that why it is an international time -- >> yeah. >> i have done my act. i showed up. check. i'm done early. >> you have been kind to your fellow human. >> indeed. >> you look wonderful tonight. >> check. >> we're done here. and get this -- in china they have a singles day. it was yesterday. it was monday. basically saying, "hey, you don't have anything going on in your sex life, come and shop." it is like retail therapy. it is huge there. in the first six hours, customers spent 1.6 billion on china's biggest on-line trading platform and 8 billion by the end of the day which compares to 2.3 billion on our cybermonday here in network -- in america. so folks in china who are single are shelling out bucks. >> that's incredible. >> singles day. >> where the singles are treated nicely. >> single and ready to mingle. so we now have the official list that is out of the top 20 words used in 2013.
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this is by the global language monitor. we are talking about words that were used on the web and the number -- i don't know if they can be words. really. the number one word is 404. >> what is that. >> reference as a technical glitch on the web. >> yeah, i get it. >> technical error. the second most used word is "fail." that makes sense. kind of transferred from twitter to everything else. >> right. >> surveillance drone deficit rounding out the top five. >> yeah. in the news business we recognize those words. >> really do. >> all of that. how about puppy. i wonder where puppy ranked. >> i love this time of the year. had to get to this story here. there is a church, the illinois christian science church, they have discovered from the air it does take on a distinct shape. so now -- a spokesman is now coming out to say i didn't like this design to begin. i will leave it to you what it looks like. considering the size of that
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this morning on "world news now," fight for life. this morning on "world news now," fight for life. survivors of one of the worst typhoons ever demand food, water, shelter, medicine, as the u.s. military pledges a massive show of support. serious allegations. companies under investigation with with alleged ties to terror groups were given government contracts using our taxpayer dollars. abc news investigates. team nightmare. that's what the chairman of the miami dolphins calls the scandal involving two of his teammates. where the investigation is headed now. no way. beyonce's refusal to audition for a hay profile and very -- high profile and very profitable role. who's revealing the bombshell coming up in "the skinny." this tuesday, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> any reason to show beyonce.
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>> welcome. >> makes me happy to be here. >> welcome back to our one an only rob. boy have we missed you. what have you been up to? >> weekend work with gma, david muir some and the world series. that was great. i'm hanging around doing my thing. >> you survived out of boston. >> those people were partying hard. i was jealous. >> you know you partied a little bit. little bit? >> i'm not going to comment on that but it was good. also good to be here and see the old gang. >> we love having you back. >> i have been back like 40 times since i left. but it is good to be back. >> checking on your baby. >> making sure my boo and little peanut is doing all right. >> it is a joke, guys. just a joke. >> happily married. not my kid. >> yet. >> playing. serious news to get to this tuesday morning. a desperate scene is playing out in the hard-hit area of the philippines. thousands of survivors swarmed
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the airport in tacloban simply trying to get out. >> a few hundred people made it aboard arriving c-130s. more than 3,000 people have been camping out waiting. our coverage begins with gloria riveria in tacloban. >> reporter: we joined the chopper heading to the devastation. home after home shattered. families now living in rubble without food or water. relief cannot come fast enough. this is why. new images of the monster up close. american storm chaser jim eds witnessed the moment of impact firsthand as it crashed ashore. at one point, jumping in to a swimming pool to dodge the deadly wind. hurtling debris flew the air. others clung to their roof. rescued families floated on mattresses. waves smacked the coast as a wall of water pushed inland, reaching 20 feet high. obliterating every structure in
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its path and launching these tanker ships into the town. the city of tacloban in the bull's eye. estimates with the death toll at 10,000. an 18-year-old american simon kuzman was there with a local host family. >> apparently like 50 little kids got swept away. it's just horrible. >> reporter: there's little here to help these survivors. people taking what is left in this now-leveled supermarket, hoping it's enough. fears of what is coming next is on every face. we're told there used to be a road through what is now that destruction zone. now the concern is the smell of gas in the air. that's from vehicles like this one on their side or upside down. you see these everywhere. we made our way through the shattered streets to the airport. this was the airport before. this is it now. gloria riveria, abc news, tacloban. >> like a wasteland, like a bomb went off. incredible the images coming out of there. you can imagine this is the
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beginning of years' long recovery. >> the u.s. allocated $20 million in assistance, but every little bit counts. if you want to help, go to our website. there's plenty of places you can send money to. if you want to send it to the philippines' red cross, they have resources there or unicef to help the children and their families, you can send money there. do any little bit you can. the images are so heart breaking. you almost want to reach through the screen to see how you can help. >> amazing how little they have. >> i remember being at this desk live on tv a couple of years ago when we saw the first images of the tsunami in japan and realized what an awful tragedy it was and we haven't seen images like those since. it is a complete loss, and death toll unknown, unthinkable. >> the same images because we can't get to the most remote areas. that is coming and will be just as sad. >> keep it here as we continue to cover this disaster. for details on relief charities visit abcnews.com, and of course
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look for updates from the storm zone both on "america this morning" and coming up later this morning on gma. federal officials arrested a north carolina man for trying to join an al qaeda-linked group in syria. court documents claim that basit javed sheikh posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his interest in fighting with jihadi militants against syria's regime. he was arrested at the airport as he departed for lebanon. he faces 15 years behind bars if convicted. lawyers are meeting for a status conference. attorneys for the american civil liberties union tried to argue the boston bombing suspect was being treated unfairly in jail. a judge threw out that argument. so the aclu will not be allowed to attend today's hearing. now we turn to the troubling results of an abc news investigation. u.s. government contracts awarded to companies with alleged ties to terror groups. the very same groups that target our troops. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross.
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>> reporter: with americans still being attacked every week in afghanistan. >> ied, ied! >> reporter: the u.s. government has worked hard to find out who has paid for the continued and deadly insurgent strikes. only to discover that among those connected to the terrorists were companies also working as contractors for the u.s. government. according to these two lists, produced by the military and the commerce department. u.s. officials say the companies have already received about $150 million in u.s. taxpayer money over the years. >> it's like the united states government subsidizing the taliban, al qaeda, the haqqani network. those groups trying to shoot and kill our soldiers. >> reporter: among them a road construction company that the u.s. says is partly owned by a leader of the haqqani network. blamed for an attack on the u.s. embassy two years ago that killed 16 people. the company denies any ties to terrorists. sensitive military documents obtained by abc news claim the
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profit, approximately $1 million to $2 million a month, flowed the haqqani network to finance its activities. >> i'm an old-time prosecutor and my hair stood on end. >> reporter: an abc news investigation found that despite pleas from commanders in the field, along with congress and the inspector general, pentagon lawyers have refused to formally block those companies from receiving u.s. contracts. >> the reason they have given us is that it's not fair to these contractors that the evidence that we presented -- this is the evidence collected by the united states government, is classified. >> reporter: the pentagon cancelled a scheduled interview with us on the subject. so we went to ft. belvoir, the military office that deals with the issue. brian ross with abc news. where a top official said it was a question of due process and using classified information that the contractors cannot see. >> well, there are
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certain regulations have to be followed, due process regulations. >> reporter: even with groups connected to terrorism? >> well, that gets into dockets i cannot discuss. in fact, i'm not allowed to talk to you unless i have the permission of the department of the army. so i'd have to end this interview at this time. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, the u.s. army says it has extensive vetting procedures and most of the companies on that list did not receive army contracts. most, they say, a far cry from all. brian ross, abc news, new york. some adventurous driving to show you now starting in china. a woman apparently missed her exit and did what every smart driver would do, she put it in reverse and slowly drove backwards in the wrong direction. she did that for a mile, most of it not even on the shoulder. possibly the world's worst driver. what do you think? >> yeah. >> loss of words here. >> yeah. >> at least she was driving
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slowly. >> real careful. good for her. >> and then this. from an already snowy part of russia. cars all over the place on the ice-covered stretch of road. we're told this happens there every year. many drivers caught unprepared. most not even having snow tires on yet. i think it is time to become prepared if it happens every year. >> there they go. >> yes. all right. moving on from today's world commuter news, a lot of drivers back here in the u.s. ought to be thinking of snow tires about now, too. an arctic blast is blowing from the dakotas to western new york state. and in many places like these pictures from southern minnesota it is delivering snow. this morning in minnesota could be the coldest there since last march and frost warnings are posted as far south as north cadillac. >> is that a little minnesota accent? >> minnesota. i don't do it really well. >> that's right. >> wasn't my best impression. >> that's okay. >> that's the morning's big weather headline.
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a chilly start to the day for a big stretch of the eastern u.s. a few inches of the white stuff could accumulate in michigan all the way across to buffalo. rain and snow kentucky to north carolina. showers in south florida and also in the pacific northwest. >> l.a. will be at 74 today. 92 phoenix. dallas 49. 44 memphis. chicago 34. washington, d.c., 43. >> old man winter is beginning to wake up a little bit. >> he is starting to blow. >> like a 25-degree drop by the time we leave the studio it will be 25 degrees. it is 50 right now. >> did you bring your big coat? >> i did. >> you are good at easy math. >> i was a math major. here's an incredible story for you. a rabbi and his wife bought a desk on craigslist and it cost less than 200 bucks. >> they had to take it apart because it didn't fit through the door. while doing that, they found a bag containing 98,000 bucks behind the drawers. turns out the money was the inheritance of the original owner of the desk. she forgot where she hid the cash.
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the couple called her and said the most important thing in life is to be honest. i hate when i misplace my $98,000. it happens all the time. >> get upset if i lose two quarters in my pocket. i'm like, man, come on. >> how does this happen to someone? >> no word if they gave a reward -- a little piece of the $98,000. you can imagine they probably said thank you so much. here's a buck or two. i hope. >> if you are misplacing $98,000 you think you have a little bit to -- >> people don't trust banks anymore these days. people tuck it in drawers, under mattresses. seems unsafe. >> write on your hand where you put it before you sell the desk, right? >> luckily there are honest people in the world because i would have been -- >> on a shopping spree. $98,000. >> just kiddin'. coming up next, the dance floor surprise. a perfect score, a perfect
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score. even still, it was not good enough on "dancing with the stars." and what would your boss say if you just nodded off there at work? napping is allowed and encouraged in this office. you are watching "world news now." i'm so tired ♪ ♪ i don't know what to do ♪ i'm so tired >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ i'm so tired >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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says the bullying scandal that engulfed his team "couldn't have been a worse nightmare." steven ross talked about the situation before last night's game. he said he's appalled by martin's allegation and he's been in touch with martin by text message. that will change tomorrow when they meet in person. >> i'm really looking forward to meeting with jonathan martin and give me a better understanding of the situation. >> he strongly endorsed the dolphin's coach joe philbin, but at the same time he did not have good things to say about the team's manager, jeff ireland. ross also said he formed an advisory group, which will review the team's conduct and make recommendations on areas that can be improved. >> this story has a lot of traction. it is fascinating. i think -- i'm not defending some of the things incognito, but particularly the racial
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elements but i know how i talk my guy friends and we get -- moron. i'm cleaning up for tv. guys communicate differently. i wonder what was the final threshold for martin to say this is a -- i have to get out of here. what was the final straw? what made it that bad? >> right. my question is so much of this has been happening in the locker room for generations in the world of football and now we are hearing about the bullying and asking questions how to correct bullies among adults. i don't know that it needs to be addressed from the upper management. i feel like all adults we should know how to behave. >> in a perfect world and we don't live in one. coming up next, the pop stars that want to sing you and your kids to sleep. >> "the skinny" coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome in to "the skinny," everybody. we start with some interesting -- >> we start with diana's >> we start with "dancing with the stars." always bring you the latest breaking updates. we want you to be sure you are plugging your ears if you don't want to find out who went home because it is a surprise, elizabeth berkley. one of the top scorers of the entire show was sent home yesterday and that leaves behind bill engvall, who hasn't been getting great score. he had the lowest scoring night, and he still is there.
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and leah remini didn't have a great night, and she is still there. jack osbourne landed two tens and was able to stay. amber riley, of course she's been a front-runner, staying, as well. and was staying and corbin bleu another front-runner staying. elizabeth berkeley is a front runner and the fact she is going home has surprised many many, but this has been a season of many surprises. where all of the good ones are going home early and the bad ones on the dance floor seem to be staying. >> she will always have a career in vegas. elizabeth will be okay. oh, take a listen. >> i'm so grateful for this whole, whole journey. i was surprised not in an entitled way. like oh, i should be -- i was just looking forward to the joy of next week. i have an amazing partner and we will be friends a long time and do something creative together soon. it will be exciting but i'm going to miss this. ♪ yakty yak don't talk back ♪ you just put on your cloak and hat ♪ >> there you have it. >> going to miss it. >> that's great. moving on. beyonce, interesting news out
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about her. remember the movie back in 2009, "the princess and the frog" first time disney cast a black protagonist, a princess. beyonce wanted the role but refused to audition for it. that's according to a new autobiography from a casting director. alicia keys, tyra banks, jennifer hudson came in and auditioned for it and did whatever they had to do. beyonce said i'm not going to audition. eventually the role went to the woman who starred as beyonce a few years ago in "dream girls." queen bee getting a little diva-ish. >> she is a diva and that's okay. pop songs are the choice of kid at bedtime. out of half of the 2,000 parents polled, they admit their kids prefer to sing along to the likes of bruno mars, rihanna and adele opposed to the lullabies like "rock a bye baby" and "twinkle twinkle little star" there you have it. kids like a rihanna. >> i get why. >> they don't like "puff the magic dragon" as much. >> try ozzy osbourne next. and
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"twinkle twinkle little star" there you have it. kids like a rihanna. >> i get why. >> they don't like "puff the magic dragon" as much. >> try ozzy osbourne next.
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clearblue pregnancy test also estimates how many weeks. weeks estimator. only from clearblue. ♪ i'm so tired i'm feeling so upset ♪ >> a few more times with that song -- >> with longer work days and longer commutes, it's no wonder why so many of us are so tired. >> which is all the more reason why we should all be catching a quick nap, even at work. we have this report from austin. >> reporter: "drop and give me 20" takes on a whole new meaning at the capital factory in downtown austin. they are not working out. they are stretching out. smack dab in the middle of the workday and in the middle of comfortable bean bag chairs and beds. some just relax and others power nap.
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>> i'm a napper. that's one of the first things i did when i started working here. sweet, i can take power naps. >> we walk by and somebody is sleeping on the bean bag chair. one of those things you point over, don't wake them up and laugh about it. >> reporter: this business brings in 200 different startup companies together under one roof. >> creative people work better when they are well rested and in a relaxed, comfortable environment. >> reporter: doctors say recent research proved the value of the 10 to 20-minute power nap on the job. >> it shows productivity has improved after their nap time period. they can actually remember things well. they can process things well. so they are kind of -- that makes your productivity go up. >> reporter: they say it stems from our biological clock, which dips twice a day. she says most people recognize the dip that occurs about 16
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hours after they wake up. that's when it is time to go back to bed for the night. she says the first dip occurs six to eight hours before that. usually the time many of us are at work. those at the capital factory don't profess to know the science behind the effectiveness of power naps, they just know whether it is astronaut-type recliners or bean bag beds they are grateful their work environment encourages power napping. in downtown austin, night beat. >> quick pointers, they say sleep after lunch. between 1:00 and 3:00 is the best time, and before you go to sleep, avoid caffeine, sugar and carbs. just a few hints for those deciding to knock back at work. >> and practical tips also. this is my favorite. make sure it's allowed at work. >> you will be well rested on the unemployment line. >> how much time do we have left in this segment? >> nole?
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making news in america this morning -- arctic blast. much of the country is dealing with bitter cold and some snow. where the january-like temperatures are headed now. breaking overnight. an earthquake jolts the philippines amid all that chaos after the supertyphoon. new information about the strength of the quake and where it hit. supertrooper caught on camera. a suspect refuses to give up. and a foot chase comes to a terrifying end. ballroom shocker. jaws drop in the crowd. and judges on their feet in dismay. what caused this reaction on "dancing with the stars"? and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson, filling in today for john muller.

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